Yesterday at the Games Developer Conference Paradox Interactive (Europa Universalis) and Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth) announced their new project Tyranny. This game will be an isometric RPG for Windows, Max and Linux PCs set in a fantasy world. These two companies have previously worked together on Pillars of Eternity.
Tyranny will introduce you to an immersive fantasy world where evil has already won the battle. It will be up to you to take part in the nonlinear story challenges to find your place in the empire. This journey will be difficult and filled with difficult and morally unclear decisions at times. Accompanying the announcement was a trailer giving a small bit of context to the story.
The player will enter the world of Tyranny after the battle for good has been lost. The Kyros that is referred to in the trailer is the evil Overlord who led his army to victory. Now Kyros' armies dominate the world and the rest of the world needs to find their place once more. You play as an officer in Kyros' forces and through your interactions with the general population you will inspire loyalty, disgust, or fear as you have the power of judge and executioner.
Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, had the following to say on the announcement:
Four years ago, we hoped the world wanted to be reacquainted with classic, story-rich RPGs. As it turned out, the answer to that was an emphatic ‘yes.’ Since then, there’s been a renaissance in RPGs thanks to games like Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2, Divinity: Original Sin and others. What’s incredible is that we’ve been able to continue evolving the types of RPGs we make since Obsidian was founded in 2003. With Tyranny, we love the twist we’ve put on the world which started with the premise ‘What if evil already won?’ Coupled with that is our ongoing dedication to giving our players games full of choice and consequence. Games they can play not just once, but many times.Tyranny is currently set to release in 2016 though there is no current window. For more information about the game you can visit Tyrannygame.com. Paradox also announced the release dates for Stellaris and Hearts of Iron IV at this same event.
What do you think of Tyranny? Are you interested in a world where the big battle has already ended? Will you be good or succumb to your dark side? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!